Dear Edward Blackoff,
My name is Cocoro, a 39-year-old Japanese American childhood incest survivor from Long Island, NY, currently based in Tokyo.
My objective is to spread the awareness of incest and its consequences in hopes to save the children
from becoming a victim and a perpetrator, like myself.
As you may know, incest is actually legal in Japan, and information that's not pornography-related but real is extremely limited here. Thus, I've been wanting to translate your documentary for several years.
My symptoms of C-PTSD and PME often get the better of me but when I was recently inspired to end my life with euthanasia, it forced me to think about what I needed to do in this life. I've gotten past the idea to end my life for now but it did allow me to muster the courage to contact you.
I may not be able to disclose my real name for fear that I will be a disgrace to my younger siblings, who I've sexually harassed since I was about four years old after my father molested me. However, I could make a contribution as a translator because I have had a professional background in the field for more than 15 years.
I've started a blog in Japanese as a form of self-therapy and I often write about my experience with incest. Recently, I've started to write entries in English to show how incest is a devastating issue in Japan as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email.
I have attached a C.V. for your review.